Amazing Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

With something for everyone, WesternMass has lots of options to brighten every day!

norman rockwell museum

Norman Rockwell Museum

This unique installation, The Business of Illustrating the American Dream, delves into Norman Rockwell as more than just an artist, but also the idea of his art as a business. Examine the nature of Rockwell’s client-to-artist negotiations with The Saturday Evening Post and a range of advertising entities. Explore how for his advertising clients, content and messaging was heavily influenced by trends in consumerism, connections of consumerism to democratic ideals and personal advancement, and the science of advertising, coupled with the artist’s own observations of social trends.


Springfield Museums

Mark your calendars now to check out a brand-new exhibit, Animationland, at the Springfield Science Museum opening on January 13, 2024. This fantastically immersive journey breaks down the art and science of animation. Perfect for visitors of all ages, it empowers you to experiment, learn, and even tell your own story through animation.

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Renew Calm

“Auld Lang Syne” will ring out concluding 2023 and just like that it’s January – a month known by many as “New Year, New You”.  That makes this the perfect time to relax, rejuvenate, and renew and finally improve the appearance of the skin on your face, arms, abdomen, etc. that you’ve been wanting to do for so long. Learn more about Renew Calm’s skin tightening expertise and advanced technology.


Don’t Miss LOTS of Sports Enthusiast First Quarter Fun

Springfield Thunderbirds

click to see the full schedule and make sure to check out these fun themed games coming up: 

Jan. 6th – Throwback Night, an annual “blast from the past” tradition 

Jan. 27th – Hometown Heroes Night

Feb. 24th – Military Appreciation Night

Mar. 3rd – Sensory Friendly Sunday

Plus there’s lots of additional games and promotional events – click to see the full schedule and more.

Red Sox Winter Weekend 

Before the Boston Red Sox head down to Fort Myers for 2024 Spring Training, they’re heading to Springfield Friday and Saturday, January 19 & 20, 2024 for Winter Weekend! To mark the unofficial start of baseball season, the squad will first spend a winter weekend at MGM Springfield meeting with fans, signing autographs, and more! Don’t miss strike out and miss this one!


Take a ‘Girls Break’ at The Place 2 Be

With their bottomless mimosas they’ve become synonymous for reminding folks that it’s fun to “go bottomless,” but The Place 2 Be offers up lots of other terrific drink options for a January recharge with the girls. Have a latte fun with one of their creative options like a Maple Walnut, a Peppermint Mocha, or Honey Lavender Latte (with or without the addition of a spiking it with a nip for added warmth). See all the choices here. Trust us – words cannot espresso how much you’re going to love these!

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Wiggins Tavern

After a season of hosting, why not give yourself a break. Treat you and the family to Sunday Brunch at Wiggins Tavern – located within The Hotel Northampton. And if you really want to disconnect, since walking into Wiggins Tavern feels like you’ve stepped back in time more than 200 years, you can make it a “device-free” meal. Enjoy their wide variety of buffet items including House-made quiche, eggs benedict, and a yogurt bar (just to name a few).

Explore Western Mass this winter!  Come with the family, friends or as a couple. Western Mass is waiting for you! For great rates on overnight accommodations, click here.  

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